Turnberry Isle Resort Announces Distinguished Membership Program

AVENTURA, Fla. — With exciting new programs, world-class amenities and outstanding service in beautiful resort surroundings, there has never been a better time to be a member of the prestigious Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club than now. The legendary Club is currently offering invitation-only membership options in five categories—Golf, Social, Executive, Beach Club and National.

By joining, members receive a superior amount of rewarding benefits that are exclusively theirs including access to a “Members Only” dining & club lounge with exquisite furnishings and breathtaking views of the Miller golf course. Whether hoping to meet new friends or make business contacts, the Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club presents special gala events and networking opportunities throughout the year with some of the most distinguished individuals, celebrities and athletes in attendance. Tee-off on the two championship Raymond Floyd-redesigned 18-hole courses and enjoy golf unlike any other in the Sunshine State; use the state-of-the-art fitness facility; and take advantage of unlimited play and no court fees at the Tennis Center.

A Laguna Pool featuring a lazy river and a 180-foot long, 35-foot high waterslide provide members and their children with ultimate fun. Relax in a luxurious cabana poolside or head to the private Beach Club in a prime spot right on the Atlantic for seaside adventures. The three story, 25,000 square-foot Spa & Fitness Center offers an array of experiences—all at reduced prices for members—and is an ideal way to unwind and renew energy after a sun-soaked day.

Not to mention, dining options at Turnberry Isle are arguably the best in the area. Named “best steakhouse in town” by the Miami Herald, Celebrity Chef Michael Mina’s BOURBON STEAK restaurant is located off the main resort lobby and serves prime steaks and fresh seafood butter-poached and cooked over a wood-burning grill, signature duck fat fries and an extensive wine list. Members receive savings at BOURBON STEAK and on all other food and beverage around the resort including Cascata Grille with classic American cuisine, the Laguna Grill serving casual tropical fare, and the Beach Club Grill.

Added-value for members doesn’t just stop with first-class facilities and attractive rates on food & beverage and spa. Members also receive complimentary valet parking and Beach Club access, plus discounts across the board on guest rooms, social catering events, golf and tennis clinics, cabana rentals, retail shops, the Kids’ Connection program and more.

“Membership really has its privileges at the Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club,” says Stacey Persinger, director of membership. “We’re the greatest golf club value for the money. Best of all, our members also enjoy a luxury resort lifestyle, which truly adds to the overall experience.”

Secluded on 300 tropical acres, Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club is a non-equity club with no assessments and no spending minimums. Prices are subject to change based on membership availability. For more information on how to become a member, call (305) 933-6595.

Golf Gamebook: USA vs. Europe Golf Challenge

The future of golf tournaments is here; for the first time all golfers in the USA and in Europe can enjoy golf together, regardless of age, gender or HCP. The six-week GameBook Cup, is open to all golfers from the two continents and can be played on any course in the world. With the help of the latest mobile technology, the GameBook Cup offers a more social and equal way of experiencing golf. Join Here

Inspired by the legendary golf tournament the Ryder Cup, the GameBook Cup launches as the first transatlantic golf challenge of its kind ever. All golfers from the USA and Europe are invited to play in the fun and friendly golf challenge. Experienced team captains have been nominated; Team USA has British Open Champion Stewart Cink as the Captain, and Team Europe is led by European Tour golfer Johan Edfors.

“I think this is a wonderfully innovative idea. In honor of the Ryder Cup year I think it is appropriate to expand the joy of golf with a truly global approach. And, I think that GameBook team’s creativity in utilizing social media and the latest technology is exceptional. Golf tournaments are fun and social, but they can be so much more with this new golf app. I will do my best to build to great Team USA.”, praises British Open Champion Stewart Cink.

“I had an opportunity to test this golf concept last year in a tournament between two nations, Sweden and Finland. It was very engaging and an extremely fun experience. I will recommend my fellow pros to join this contest. My vision is to have a diverse Team Europe, professionals and amateurs playing together.” says Johan Edfors, Captain of Team Europe in the GameBook Cup and three-time winner of European Tour events.

“Both in the US and in Europe we value the important landmark tournaments. The encouraging and inspiring culture deserves to be further embraced, and that’s what we are doing. GameBook Cup differs only by the fact that anyone can participate. And to make things more interesting, we will throw some nice prizes to random participants each week.” says Mikko Rantanen, CEO of GameBook Inc.

“We have managed to fine-tune our golf app and the supporting mobile technology into such good shape that we decided to put it to a real tough test. And of course, we wanted to offer an unforgettable golf experience to all golf lovers in the USA and in Europe.” says Kalle Väinölä, Founder of GameBook, PGA pro.

“The only thing a golfer has to do is to play a round of golf anywhere in the world and enter his or her scorecard using Golf GameBook. We will automatically include all scores from golfers who are registered respectively in the USA or in any European country”, continues Kalle Väinölä.

The world’s largest golf challenge will be held between July 30th and September 9th, 2012, and it is free for golfers and golf clubs.

For more details about the GameBook Cup http://www.golfgamebook.com/cup

About Golf GameBook

Golf GameBook has provided live scoring and leaderboards at hundreds of events in Europe and the US, including the 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship Pro-Am.Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus have hosted their own events with Golf GameBook Live Scoring; Arnold Palmer’s Kingdom Cup (2011 and 2012), and Jack Nicklaus International Invitational (2011). The Stanford Men’s Golf team used Golf GameBook for living scoring at its recent Amer Ali Invitational event in January. Golf GameBook was featured recently in the Apple iTunes App Store Highlights section in the Nordic region, a position that has only been achieved by a relative few Nordic companies, including Rovio, publisher of the popular ‘Angry Birds’ franchise.